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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).RIDER #7236
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NAME:Caroline Fairbrother
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 59.750%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.6.56.5blurry focus, lens may need cleaning or set camera resolution higher / horse to be roundr and straighter to the halt
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66rider collapse over leright ribcage / sit back
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66incorrect positng diagonal/ vidoe blurry /horse may be quick
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.55possibly horse tripped? ridier possibly in half seat / not6 able to judge tooo blurry
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66prompt but some bracing
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5work to sit back some, rider has heels jacked down and toes pointed out.. more correct leg postion will support correct bending aids, needs arms to be mmnore indeopente and elastic
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5active: unable tosee details
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.66startw pormpty but on 4 hand / rider in half seat / horse needs ouside aids for bend /balance
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66needs preparation for all tansitions / sit back
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.55abrutp transition/ rider leaning back? pulling/ horses head flies up?
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
55need stretch down: needs ears below withera and overtrack at the walk / unable to see any stretch or realease of reins
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66prompt but need elastic connection and bend thru short sie/ rier in chair seat/ needs leg back under seat
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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.66overshot centerline and halt croooked
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66not able to see much /blurry focus
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212not able to see much /blurry focus
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66rider needs to be more centerd in both stirups, and sit back, needs legs down and back underherselg avoid half seat in canter
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66see above
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66accuracy and flow / bend
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this looks like an athletic horse and I appreciated the rider keeping this horse forward! focus now on accuracy, sitting back and getting leg more correctly under this developing rider. Avoid leaning to turn and work on correct bending aids. Give us clearer video to help us help you :):) ! good Luck!
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POINTS:119.5
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ERRORS:
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SUBTOTAL:119.5
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SCORE:59.750%
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https://youtu.be/RWlxzZ9Li9w
https://youtu.be/ULbKoYuR0ZM
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Elegant Salute tutorial
How to Improve Your Centerline !
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Directions for the camera person:
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1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on the lower step of a mounting block ( this is the same height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
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2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.Clean camera lense and be sure to have resolution high on camera
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Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth per
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3. ception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
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4. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the view finder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20x40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
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5. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.
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